Traditional approach

A traditional home educator might use either textbooks or worktexts (worktexts contain within a single book both textbook-style instruction and work pages to be completed by students), but there are distinct books for each subject area: math, language arts (often broken down further into separate spelling, grammar, composition, literature, and vocabulary books), history, science, etc. These books are almost always written for use in regular school classrooms, although the publisher might have taken homeschool use into consideration. When used as the publisher intends, such curricula generally help a homeschool function much like a regular day school. Children will be studying what many other students at their grade level are studying.

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